Why I love PhpStorm: SQL GROUP BY handling

Here’s another post from my series why I love JetBrains PhpStorm. This is a SQL query, where I have I list of column names. The IDE not only marks the columns missing in the GROUP BY clause as errors, it also offers an option to fix it for you by adding them to the GROUP […]

Use JSDoc 3 and PhpStorm to generate JavaScript documentation

This is an update to my former installation guide How to Generate JavaScript Documentation with JSDoc 3 and PhpStorm, which was written in 2013. Since then, JSDoc 3 moved from Mozilla’s Rhino to Node.js to generate the documentation, which is why that guide no longer works (unless you use an older version of JSDoc 3). […]

PhpStorm: Complete code versus complete current statement

Here are two useful keyboard shortcuts for PhpStorm which sound similar, but are quite different: complete code CTRL + SPACE will either finish your code if what you typed so far is unambiguous or otherwise offer a list to choose from. complete current statement CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER will add a semicolon at the […]

How to Generate JavaScript Documentation with JSDoc 3 and PhpStorm

This guide is outdated. I wrote the new tutorial Use JSDoc 3 and PhpStorm to generate JavaScript documentation This is an update to my previous article How to create JavaScript documentation in PhpStorm, since the JsDoc Toolkit is no longer under active development. It got replaced by JSDoc 3, with better support for current coding […]

Installing Xdebug on Windows and PhpStorm

There is a catch when installing Xdebug on windows: You need to set the full path of the extension directive in the php.ini, since the default directory is only used for non-zend extensions. Also don’t forget to use quotes. ;used only for ‘normal’ extensions extension_dir = “C:Program Files (x86)PHPext” ;still necessary to use full path […]

Why I love PhpStorm: SQL table aliases

Here’s another example for the reason why I like JetBrains PhpStorm so much: SQL code assist in the Database Console completes statements either in upper case or lower case depending on how you started typing, not to speak of understanding aliased tables when suggesting column names after typing a dot. More PhpStorm love: SQL GROUP […]

phpStorm and documenting JavaScript

I’m awed again and again by phpStorm‘s features. I just came across this one: When I comment my JavaScript methods/functions with the @param, all IDEs I have tried out so far, let you only set a primitive type in curly braces, e.g.: /** * Some method description. * @param {Object} deferred dojo.Deferred */ someMethod: function(deferrede) […]

How to create JavaScript documentation in PhpStorm

Update 19.07.2013: This guide is outdated. Read How to Generate JavaScript Documentation with JSDoc 3 and PhpStorm PhpStorm’s code assist feature nicely displays our own JavaScript code documentation. But what if you wanted to create a separate documentation you can hand out or integrate into your website? Then you should use jsdoc-toolkit. You can configure […]

How to create PHP documentation in PhpStorm

PhpStorm displays your own code documentation in the code assist. But what if you wanted to create a separate documentation you can hand out or integrate into your website? Then you should use phpDocumentor. You can configure and run phpDocumentor directly from PhpStorm as an external tool. Here is what you have to do:

How to get code assist for dojo in PHPStorm

Update: Since Version 2.0 EAP 98.458 you get JavaScript library support, thus the following is obsolet. In case you were wondering how you get dojo code support in PHPStorm even if dojo is not in your project folder, here’s the solution: 1. Open Project Settings 2. Select Directories 3. Add the path to your dojo […]